Here's What Our Clients Have to Say About Us
“We used Settle Down to both buy and sell. Janis helped negotiate a great deal on our dream house. The whole process was very smooth and we received great guidance. Then we thought there would be a scramble to sell our house. Within 2 weeks we had a cash deal on a house that we thought would be difficult to sell. Everything went great. We highly recommend using Settle Down. No plans to move. But if we do, we know who to call.”
"Settle Down Philadelphia sold my property and worked to get me the price I wanted. Janis, the Broker, is hand on, promptly responding via call and text. She assigned agent Judy Conte who actively promoted my property, advising me along the way to settlement. I found her emails useful for updates on offers, showings, and answering my questions."
~Ruth B. - Philadelphia, PA
"Janis and her team are fantastic. Janis helped me purchase my home about 12 years ago. When I moved out of the area, her team stepped up and became the property managers. They do a great job of keeping me well informed and keep me at ease. My situation has recently changed and I have decided to sell the rental property. Of course I asked Janis to assist and the property was sold very quickly. Janis and her team always answer my questions politely and timely. Janis has "talked me off of the ledge" a number of times and I could never thank her enough. I highly recommend Janis and her team."
~Joseph R. - Philadelphia, PA
"I was in a terrible rental situation and decided I wanted to buy my first home in the city – As soon as I had my pre-approval letter in my hand, I wanted to run out to find the perfect home for my family – and Janis was right there ready to run with me! While looking at houses, she was very insightful, providing excellent advice on properties, improvements, workmanship, curb appeal. She kept us looking at homes in budget and when it came down to making the deal happen, she worked everything out and made us first time buyers feel so comfortable being in her hands. Janis and the team @ Settle Down Philadelphia were very responsive to all our questions and did everything to expedite our dream. Now we are 3 weeks in, and still loving every second of our beautiful new Philadelphia home and forever grateful to Settle Down Philadelphia!"
"We've been using Settle Down Philly for about 10 months. We live 2500 miles away from Philadelphia in San Jose, CA and we have practically nothing to worry about; our rent net of expenses and fees is direct deposited every month. Judy and company take care of everything. We've had minor home repairs that they've handled those without bothering us. The monthly and end of year reporting is clear and useful. We have no intention of moving away from Settle Down Philly. They are doing a great job. Let me know if you have any specific questions."
"On behalf of Principal Brown and myself, thank you for hosting such a lovely event benefitting Nebinger Elementary School. Community partners such as yourselves are one of the keys to success of our school. Your generosity and kindness are truly appreciated!"
~Lisa French, Friends of Nebinger
"Janis helped my family and I purchase our first home through “rent to own.” She was extremely helpful, trustworthy and efficient! highly recommend her as a realtor! We had a very positive experience with her."
"Janis has been providing her services as a broker and as a consultant for the development of my commercial property. It has been a complicated pursuit involving property transfers and numerous meetings with my attorney, architect, appraiser, bank and title company. Through every step in the process, she has far exceeded my expectations. Her knowledge and experience in the real estate and mortgage sectors has been invaluable, but her ability to problem-solve and think creatively puts her at the top of the pyramid. She is extraordinarily punctual and reliable to boot, and her staff has been a pleasure to deal with—-always helpful and very communicative. I have found my go-to team for real estate."
~Ridge Avenue Development, LLC
"Settle Down Philadelphia manages our apartment in the city and do a great job. The staff are always on hand to answer any inquiries and do so very efficiently. As we live in Europe, we need a firm we can trust and rely on. Settle Down Philadelphia has never let us down. They are a great team and I recommend them to anyone needing a professional real estate company."
"Janis and her team are truly exceptional! They are competent, efficient and EASY to work with. If you need a reliable, responsive, professional team, this is it! They are beyond 5 stars."
"Janis helped me both buy and sell my condo. She is the only person I would trust in any real estate dealings, including renting. Her knowledge and passion for both the City of Philadelphia and real estate is inspiring."
"I have been with Settle Down for just a few months and am very satisfied with their services. Being a first time landlord, I had no idea what I was doing. Settle Down has done a great job supporting me throughput the process, answering all of my questions in a timely and friendly manner. I also love how they manage the finances between tenants and landlords. They really take care of everything! I have enjoyed my experience with Settle Down and feel completely comfortable and confident in them."
"My experience with Settle Down Philadelphia has been great. I have been working with Judith Conte. She is very experienced and gives great advice on dealing with rental issues. If you are looking for an agency who takes care of rental logistics and advises on best practices, SDP is your agency! Thank you so much Judith and Settle Down Philadelphia! I would also like to point out that I really like the online statements! They make everything much more convenient."
"Thank you for handling this for me. You did more in one month than your predecessor did in a year."
~Dennis P. (landlord)
"Janis and her team have been a pleasure to work with! About one year ago I had to move to the west coast but did not want to sell my properties in Phila. The staff at SDP where so reassuring and rented my properties right away. Tenant issues and repair work is always handled fast and professionally. Thank you SDP!"
"I had a great experience with this company and especially their agent, Brandon as I looked for a rental. He took his time and drove me to other properties. Most rental agents couldn't be bothered much less even return my phone call. If any of your properties you want to sell in the future, I'd love to see them. Brandon is awesome and way ahead of most guys his age. I was incredibly impressed! Thanks so much, Mark"
"I used Settle Down Realty for a recent home sale and purchase. I found the group to be extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Settle Down is local and they know the market. They know the buyers and have the connections to get your property out there. With Settle Down, I felt like I got a personalized approach that helped me sell my home quickly in a tough market."
"Janis is incredibly knowledgable and approachable. She went out of her way to help me (and others) master the real estate exam. She really knows her stuff and can present it in a way that makes it completely understandable. Her help was truly invaluable and I highly recommend working with her."
This management company is incredible. They are on top of any issues or questions I have as a renter. Maintenance is taken care of in a very timely fashion. Phone calls are returned pronto. Every renter should be so blessed to work with a management company that puts people first. What a pleasure. Thank you Janis and TEAM
~Gretchen G. 8.1.18 Yelp
I highly recommend Janis and her team at Settle Down Philadelphia. We've worked with them in multiple capacities for quite some time. Listings, purchases, rentals and management...Settle Down can handle it all!!!
~Kendall H. 1.17.18 Yelp
I had a great experience with this company and especially their agent, Brandon as I looked for a rental. He took his time and drove me to other properties. Most rental agents couldn't be bothered much less even return my phone call. If any of your properties you want to sell in the future, I'd love to see them. Brandon is awesome and way ahead of most guys his age. I was incredibly impressed! Thanks so much, Mark
~Damien T. 7.9.18 Yelp
Had a great experience with settle down Philadelphia, would recommend to all my friends. Worked with Brandon and he was so helpful and very professional. So happy to see a young man that have work ethics and follow his dreams. Thank you so much for all of your help
~Jacqueline R. 7.9.18 Yelp
Settle Down Philadelphia has the most amazing real estate agents! Janis knows the city and the market, inside and out. She is quick to understand her clients and identifies possibilities for their next place to buy, rent and live based upon the clients' needs. When I was interested in purchasing a new place in center city, she patiently showed me many places, and helped me in every step of the process. She and the other agents understand it's a big deal to buy or move and there's more to it than just the "place". They help you envision settling down in any apartment, house, or neighborhood.
~Stephanie T. 9.30.17 Yelp
I recently bought my first house in South Philly with Settle Down Philadelphia. Janis was super motivated to find me something that fit my needs as a painter, and we found an amazing place with space for a studio. She also stuck with me after I bought the house, and helped me deal with some issues that came up with the previous owners obtaining permits and updating the fire code issues before I moved in. She went to community meetings with me and walked me through the complex process of dealing with local housing laws. All in all, I had a great experience working with Settle Down and I always recommend it to my friends who are looking to buy!
~Leigh W. 1.15.18 Yelp
Janis is amazing! My partner and I were looking for our first home and we feel so lucky to have Janis as our real estate agent. She was always so professional, knowledgeable and gave her honest feedback when we needed some guidance. We never felt pressured to make an offer and she was always sending us listings and she was more than accommodating to show us homes after we got off work or on the weekends. The home buying process was so foreign to us and it was so nice to have someone like Janis by our side the entire process. She's great at communication, whether it be text or email. It's evident that Janis cares about the work that she does and I couldn't be happier with her services and not that it matters but we are closing on our home on 2/16/17.
~Elber P. 1.24.17